- Bycatch, WWF Pacific
- Birdlife International has developed a set of 15 seabird bycatch mitigation fact sheets (2014). Fact sheets applicable to the Western and Central Pacific longline fisheries are:
- Demersal and pelagic longline: Night-setting
- Pelagic longline: Streamers (vessels <35 metres)
- Pelagic longline: Streamers (vessels ≥ 35 metres)
- Pelagic longline: Line weighting
- Pelagic longline: Side‐setting
- Pelagic longline: Blue‐dyed bait
- Pelagic longline: Bait caster and line shooter
- Demersal and pelagic longline: Haul mitigation
- Purse-seine bycatch mitigation techniques, WCPFC, 2010
- Summary of research and results from the second Bycatch Project Cruise from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, WCPFC, 2013
- Bycatch in longline fisheries for tuna and tuna-like species: a global review of status and mitigation measures, WCPFC, 2014
- At-sea experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple mitigation measures on pelagic longline operations in western North Pacific, WCPFC, 2013
- Redevelopment of the Bycatch Management Information System, WCPFC, 2015
- Proposal for a bycatch data exchange protocol (BDEP) among regional fisheries management organisations, WCPFC, 2015
- Mitigating seabird bycatch during hauling by pelagic longline vessels, WCPFC, 2014
- The overlap of threatened seabirds with reported bycatch areas between 25° and 30° South in the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Area, WCPFC, 2015
- Recording seabird bycatch in longline observer programs, WCPFC, 2008
- Electronic monitoring of seabird bycatch, WCPFC, 2013
- At-sea experiment to develop the mitigation measures of seabirds for small longline vessels in the western North Pacific, WCPFC, 2015
Sharks and turtles
- A review of shark bycatch mitigation in tuna longline fisheries, WCPFC, 2014
- Analysis of sea turtle–mitigation measure effectiveness in tuna longline fisheries, WCPFC, 2015
A Summary of Bycatch Issues and ISSF Mitigation Activities To Date in Purse-Seine Fisheries, with Emphasis on FADs, ISSF, November 2017. This report summarizes the main bycatch issues in tropical purse seine fisheries, with an emphasis on FAD sets.
- Bycatch is troublesome – Deal with it!, SPC Fisheries Newsletter #147 – May–August 2015
- The best way to protect heavily depleted shark populations? Stop trying to catch them! SPC, September 2014
- The Bigger the School and Better the Catch – September 2003 – avoiding sets on schools of tuna less than 10 tons can reduce the amount of bycatch by 23-43% depending on the region, while only reducing the total amount of tuna by 3-10%.
- Non Entangling FADs – Skipper acceptance levels – January 2018 – This infographic tracks changes in skippers’ acceptance of switching to non-entangling fish aggregating devices (FADs) from traditional FADs to reduce shark and other bycatch in tuna fisheries.
- Shark Bycatch in Purse Seine Fisheries – September 2003</p> – showing the bycatch rate of sharks in FAD & free school purse seine fisheries by ocean region.
- Protecting Sharks – Reducing Shark Bycatch in Purse Seine Fisheries
- Improving Silky Shark Survival – February 2017- showing four steps that purse seine fishers can take to decrease the bycatch of silky sharks and improve their survival rate.
- Non-target Species Caught in Tuna Fisheries – April 2016- reviewing the relative impacts of different fisheries on non-tuna species caught incidentally in tuna fisheries.
- Saving Sea Turtles– April 2016- showing fishers how to safely handle sea turtles unintentionally caught during tuna fishing.
- Bycatch Mitigation Research Progress – February 2018- how to avoid catching non-target species during tuna fishing operations and handling and releasing those species, when they are incidentally caught.
Posters and videos
- Laurent Dagorn: Mitigating bycatch in purse-seine tuna fisheries on FADs, YouTube video (3.42 minutes) produced by International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, October 2010
- Hook, Line & Tuna, YouTube video (3.16 minutes) produced by SPC, which talks about longline fishing in the Pacific, including issues of bycatch, March 2012